Alex F. Sarch

University of Surrey School of Law

Professor of Legal Philosophy

United Kingdom

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/law/people/alexander_sarch/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  Criminally Ignorant: Why the Law Pretends We Know What We Don't (Oxford University Press 2019)  ”

Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Punishing Artificial Intelligence: Legal Fiction or Science Fiction

53 UC Davis Law Review 1, 323 (2019)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 08 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2019
Ryan Abbott and Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law and University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 1,049 (39,553)
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artificial intelligence, law and technology, criminal culpability, legal fiction, mens rea, legal personality

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Blockchain Transaction Ordering as Market Manipulation

(2023) 20 Ohio State Technology Law Journal 1-87
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 19 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2024
University of Surrey, University of Surrey School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - University of Michigan Law School
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blockchain, ethereum, cryptocurrency, financial regulation, financial law

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Battle of the Crypto Bots: Automated Transaction Copying in Decentralized Finance

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 26, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Apr 2023
University of Surrey, University of Surrey School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - University of Michigan Law School
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Knowledge, Recklessness and the Connection Requirement Between Actus Reus and Mens Rea

Forthcoming in Penn State Law Review
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2015
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 437 (123,033)

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mens rea, actus reus, concurrence, culpability, intention, knowledge, recklessness, latent belief

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Willful Ignorance, Culpability and the Criminal Law

St. John's Law Review, Vol. 88, pp. 1023-1102, 2014
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 12 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2016
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 370 (148,775)
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Willful Ignorance, Willful Blindness, Culpability, Criminal Law, Mens Rea, Knowledge, Recklessness, Philosophy of Criminal Law

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Blameworthiness and Time

Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 214
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2012
Alex F. Sarch and Jules L. Coleman
University of Surrey School of Law and New York University (NYU)
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Beyond Willful Ignorance

University of Colorado Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2016
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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Willful ignorance, willful blindness, knowledge, recklessness, aiding and abetting, fraud, culpability, mens rea, legality, duty to investigate, collective knowledge doctrine, white collar crime, mens rea reform

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Should Criminal Law Mirror Moral Blameworthiness or Criminal Culpability? A Reply to Husak

Forthcoming in Law & Philosophy
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2021
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 147 (361,495)

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Mens Rea, Culpability, Blame, Morality, Criminal Law

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Double Effect and the Criminal Law

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-26
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2015
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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Doctrine of Double Effect, Intention, Purpose, Knowledge, Foresight, Mens Rea, Culpability, Criminal Law, Treason

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Legitimate Divergence between Moral and Criminal Blame

Routledge Handbook of Responsibility (Max Kiener, ed.), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Aug 2022
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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criminal law; criminalization; desert; culpability; proxy crimes; legal moralism

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Condoning the Crime: The Elusive Mens Rea for Complicity

Forthcoming in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2015
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 106 (463,516)
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mens rea, complicity, aiding and abetting, intention, culpability

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Resolving Judicial Dilemmas

Forthcoming, Virginia Journal of Criminal Law
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Oct 2017
Alex F. Sarch and Daniel Wodak
University of Surrey School of Law and Virginia Tech
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Judicial Dilemmas, Moral Dilemmas, Criminal Law, Sentencing, Mandatory Minimums, Rule of Law, Disobedience

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Two Objections to Yaffe on the Criminalization of Attempts

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 May 2013
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 81 (551,249)

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Don't Be Cruel: Building the Case for Luck in the Law

Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2021
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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Criminal Law, Culpability, Moral Luck, Mercy, Cruelty, Harm, Criminalization

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Who Cares What You Think? Criminal Culpability and the Irrelevance of Unmanifested Mental States

Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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culpability, blame, blameworthiness, motive, criminal law, intention, purpose, knowledge, recklessness, mens rea, concurrence, reasons, manifestation

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Excuse, Justification and Collapse

Forthcoming in Jurisprudence
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Mar 2024
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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Criminally Ignorant: Why the Law Pretends We Know What We Don't

Criminally Ignorant: Why the Law Pretends We Know What We Don’t, Oxford University Press (2019) ISBN: 9780190056575
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Oct 2020
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 60 (647,973)
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willful ignorance, willful blindness, ostrich instruction, culpability, mens rea, legality, knowledge, recklessness, negligence, criminal law, imputation, legal fiction, corporate crime, collective knowledge

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Too Objective for Culpability?

Forthcoming in Criminal Law & Philosophy
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Mar 2023
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
Downloads 40 (771,763)

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culpability, wrongness, manifestation, wrongness constraint, desert, criminal law, excuses, justifications, duress,

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Reply to Critics of 'Criminally Ignorant: Why the Law Pretends We Know What We Don't' (OUP 2019)

Jurisprudence (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
Alex F. Sarch
University of Surrey School of Law
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willful ignorance, willful blindness, mens rea, culpability, knowledge, recklessness, motives, legality, corporate crime